I’ve been in practice since 1979 when I graduated from the University of Chicago-School of Social Service Administration (now known as the Crown School Of Social Work, Policy, And Practice). I’m honored to state that the school recognized me as one of their outstanding graduates. The first four years of my postgraduate experience were at Metropolitan Family Services where I received extensive training in family therapy. Then in 1983, at the same time that I began my private practice I started counseling police officers for the Chicago Police Department. In 1987, believing that the police community would be best served by an independent facility, I co-founded The Police Assistance Center/St. Michaels, a not for profit counseling facility where I remained for twenty years until I decided to go into full time private practice.
On the personal side, I have been happily married to my wife Lynette since 1983. We met in graduate school, but in 2002 she left the field to follow her true passion. She now owns and operates her own business-Three Bags Full: Knitting Studio in Northbrook. We have two wonderful sons. Our older son, Aidan, works in the field of energy conservation, and our younger son, Corey is an aspiring author. I am an avid golfer and would like to run for mayor of Heritage Oaks Golf Club if the office ever comes into existence.